Maybe it’s just our Chicano pride in seeing one of our own rising to the top and doing so in the most classy way, but during the American Music Awards of last night, November 20, 2011, among all of the beautiful and talented women there, Selena Gomez just seemed to shine the brightest. Part of the sentiment that goes with Selena Gomez is the fact that she was named after another child prodigy singing star, Selena Quintanilla, which is not to take away at all from her natural god-given talent, because she could be of any race and named whatever and we believe she would still succeed.
If it turns out that Justin Bieber is the father of Mariah Yeater’s three-month-old son, then can Selena Gomez look past the DNA test and continue to mess around with Baby Daddy Bieber (BDB), knowing he knocked some boots “up” at one of his concerts. We doubt it, she’s too young, smart and caliente for that. The baby-mama is going to always be in the picture, no matter how cool she might be, she’ll be there at many wrong times and Selena shouldn’t have to put up with that. Then again, Selena is Chicana and in most cases in Chicano families there’s a baby daddy, baby-mama or both. It’s a
The psychological warfare started early in life for most Chicano/as and at the hands of the very institutions that were supposed to be there for us, the schools, the police and other City leaders. Why would a squad car with two officers inside, park and stare down a group of ten-year old Chicanos waiting for another friend to join to go swimming? Gang activity? Hardly. These little Chicanos probably would have said “hello”, if they hadn’t been warned by the Barrio elders that the “juras” were their enemies.